Rethinking Commonsense Psychology
A Critique of Folk Psychology, Theory of Mind and Simulation
By (author) Matthew Ratcliffe
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Rethinking Commonsense Psychology by Matthew Ratcliffe
Book DescriptionThis book offers arguments against the view that interpersonal understanding involves a 'folk' or 'commonsense' psychology, a view which Ratcliffe suggests is a theoretically motivated abstraction. His alternative account draws on phenomenology, neuroscience and developmental psychology, exploring patterned interactions in shared social situations.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780230221208
(216mm x 140mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 11-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Matthew Ratcliffe
MATTHEW RATCLIFFE is Reader in Philosophy at Durham University, UK. He is the author of Feelings of Being: Phenomenology, Psychiatry and the Sense of Reality (2008) and co-editor of Folk Psychology Re-assessed (2007).
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